- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) - Investigators have determined that a large wildfire in southwest Oregon was caused by someone mowing grass.

Kyle Reed of the Douglas Forest Protective Association says the mowing was done outside of allowable hours, and the responsible party might be liable for damages and the cost of fighting the fire.

The Stouts fire has scorched 37 square miles east of Canyonville. Suppression costs have topped $22 million and the fire is still only about 65 percent contained.



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